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neilson reported about 37 million people watched the vice presidential debate last night. moderated by our elaine quijano. that's roughly half as many as the clinton/trump debate last week and half as many as the 2008 biden/palin face-off which set the record for vice presidential debate. here is nancy cordes. >> some people think i won. >> reporter: mike pence basked in the limelight today and so did his runningmate. >> mike pence did an incredible job and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice that was my first hire. >> reporter: trump said pence kept his cool through 90 minutes
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want to get rid of birth right citizenships. trying to fuzz up what donald trump said. donald trump is avoiding paying taxes. >> the strength of tim kaine's attacks were diluted by the sheer number of them. >> you are donald trump's apprentice? >> did you work on that one a long time. >> pence and kaine came in with goals and stuck to them. pence wanted to serve as calming counterweight to unpredictable runningmate. >> where did you find thos >> when she was secretary of state, senator, come on, she had a clinton foundation, accepting contributions from foreign governments. kaine wanted to prove that some of trump's positions make even pence uncomfortable. >> when donald trump says mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals can't imagine how you defend that. >> you whipped out that mexican thing again. >> first thing this morning,
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tried to rewrite history. >> he never said that. >> wouldn't you rather in a certain sense have japan have nuclear weapons. >> saudi arabia nuclear weapons? >> saudi arabia, absolutely. >> reporter: the vp debate was a big shot in the arm for republicans who have watched trump's poll numbers slide all week. but, scott, both sides acknowledge that round two between clinton and trump just four days from today will likely have a far more profound impact on this race. let's go to john heilmann, john spence, the perceived winner did kaine do what he needed to do? >> clinton campaign did not see the debate, tim kaine/pence. they saw it between tim kaine and donald trump. though kaine had problems stylistically early going, the campaign was happy with the way
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out in the eco system out on the stage last night. i think they were quite happy with how he did. >> and the next presidential debate is this sunday in primetime. we are going to carry it right here on cbs. this is going to be very different. a townhall meeting with questions from the audience. how will that play to the strengths and weaknesses of trump and clinton? >> in some ways a more complicated debate. you have real people asking the questions. you also have a situation where both candidates are free to roam out away from their podiums. potentially interesting gender dynamics. neither one of the candidates i think is particularly well suited to the format. donald trump is barely ever done it. hillary clinton has done a bit of it. it will be a real, intriguing to see huh they manage the challenges here. hillary clinton preparing for it more assiduously, more
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unexpectedly great. >> john heilmann bloomberg politics great to have you with us. >> thanks, scott. >> cbs news, live coverage of the clinton/trump debate will begin sunday evening at 9:00 eastern time. well today an airliner was evacuated when a new samsung phone began smoking in a passenger's pocket. samsung has been recalling its phones because of battery fires but it appears that this phone is one of the here is our transportation correspondent, kris van cleave. >> that smoke came pouring from this samsung galaxy note 7. forcing the flight to baltimore mr. to be evacuated as it sat at the gate in louisville this morning. >> i was just trying to get it away from me. no good place to put it on a plane of course.
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in his pocket. >> heard some popping, like a zip-loc bag popping open. looked around to see what that was. there was smoke billowing, pouring out of my pocket. >> passenger tamika lindsay. >> some one yelled out, "the phone is on fire." first thing came to mind was recall on samsung phones. >> ssu galaxy note 7 made before september 15. there have been 92 reports in the u.s. of the phone lithium ion battery overheating resulting in 26 burns and 55 cases of property damage including fires to cars, and a garage. airlines have been asking passengers traveling with a note 7 not to charge the phone and to keep it turned off while on board. a check of the serial number on green's phone showed it is not part of the current recall. >> there is something else going on the they need to look a
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phone was actually a replacement for his previous device which had been recalled. that is potentially troubling development. scott, samsung says in a statement it is working with the authorities and southwest to recover the phone, and to determine the cause. >> kris van cleave. thanks. coming up next, a high school football team that is so good. opponents refuse to play them. >> later, extraordinary gift. changes the life of a wounded
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powerhouse. overwhelming their opponents, by a combined score of 170-0. but winning by such margins comes at a cost. the school is having trouble finding other schools willing to play them. since a mid september blowout, three teams have now canceled. granite falls high school is the latest. forfeiting the game scheduled for friday. athletic re >> we made a decision based on the health and welfare of our kids. what it comes to. first priority. archbishop murphy isn't big. some of the players are the size of college and professional players. there are six weighing at least 250 pounds including three over 300 pounds. just one granite falls player weighs 250. >> it is a physical game. our kids and parents are concerned about getting hurt. bottom line.
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we are trying to teach our young adults here. >> jerry jenson is archbishop murphy's head football coach. >> this is the opportunity to face adversity. power through it. and it will serve them well in their life. >> players like lineman, jackson yost, 6'3", 265 pounds. just want to play. >> we can't focus on what schools do. we need to focus on what we need to do to prepare for the co one reason the players are so big here, may be because archbishop murphy can recruit from around the region. public schools cannot. there is a growing call around the league here for this school to move to a higher division, essentially, scott, they're saying, go pick on someone your own size. >> carter evans, thank you very much. when we come back, a
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rubber dingies. they fled wars and poverty at home making their escape before the cold of winter. at least 50 did not survive. in his short live, jacob hall loved superheroes, the good guys. today dressed as batman for his funeral in townville, south carolina. a poster showed him as superman. at his family's request, many of the mourners also dressed as super heroes. there were ninjaur his mom renae wore a robin costume. jacob was 6. he died saturday after being shot at school one week ago. two other children and a teacher were wounded. a 14-year-old is charged with murdering jacob and murdering his own father.
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we end tonight with an american hero. one of more than 20,000 wounded in 15 years of war in afghanistan. david martin now on the marvel of medicine that has given this veteran a new beginning. six years after he lost all of his limbs to an e in public for the first time with human arms. he began by thanking the family of an unknown young man who in death donated those arms. >> i will tell you this, your loved one's death will not be for nothing. every day i look down at our new arms, i will drive on through the pain. i will never give up. >> reporter: peck, a former marine is one of 25 people in the entire world to receive a
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countertops are lowered. when we talked to him before the operation, he was counting on it to free him from a life in which everything was difficult. >> i can't make sandwiches. sandwiches is too much work. hand on kind of stuff. opening up the deli or lunch meat. he had been on the waiting list nearly two years while dr. simon talbot searched for a donor. >> he will be living with the arms the rest of his life. and make sure possible match. >> reporter: the operation in brigham, took 14 hours. arms from the donor, declared brain dead 36 hours earlier were rushed tine be attached to peck's stumps. you can see the hands turn pink and come back to life. >> here we go. look at that. radial pulse. perfect. surgery is the beginning of it. after surgery. months and months of physical
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>> before peck can use those arms nerves have to grow to his fingertips, a slow, painful process. the arms in in braces to protect them from strain. it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. along the way, his body will try to reject his arms. >> any day my body can say, nope, not having it. and then go back to brigham and get my arms reamputated higher than i was before. >> that's the head of the bed. within his reach. >> i am just grateful that i am going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again. to possibly be -- able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> his dream is to become a chef. but he already has a fiancee to hold his hand. david martin, cbs news, boston. and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday.
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little later for the morning news. and don't miss cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. welcome to the "overnight news," hurricane matthew continues to churn through the caribbean. this morning it is battering the bahamas. forecasters expect florida this weekend. state officials there aren't taking any chances. sports events canceled. millions who live near the shore are being warned to evacuate. omar villafranca begins our coverage from the bahamas. >> outer bands of hoirk are starting to pound here in the bahamas. here, people in haiti hand cuba are starting to clean up after taking a beating from the
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145 mile per hour wind left a path of destruction. the hurricane destroyed hundred of homes and flooded the streets. the storm toppled trees and knocked out power and communications to large parts of the island nation. a major bridge was destroyed by floodwaters cutting off access and aid to residents on the western tip of the island. thousand of people are now without shelter. in the eastern tip of storm slashed through and flattened homes in the city. here in the bahamas, residents are boarding up and bracing for matthew as the storm now takes aim at the island. nasa resident. andy gill stocked up on food and supplies. he plans to ride out the hurricane at home. >> my stomach tells me that this one might be bad. but we live in hope. we trust that everything works out for us.
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radio dj, gigi percentee was broadcasting warning about the hurricane. gigi plans to leave the radio booth for shelter before the storm hits. i'm manuel bojorquez in florida. first evacuation along the coast, east of orlando, storm serge. and governor rick scott said unprecedented evacuees could follow. one priority right now. if matthew directly impacts florida there will be massive destruction that we haven't seen in years. >> reporter: the last category 3 or higher hurricane to hit florida was wilma in 2005. there is concern that some vulnerable communities have grown complacent. but throughout south florida today it appeared people were heeding the warnings. boarding up windows, waiting in long lines for gas and propane.
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the dana beach grill closed. kathleen lacourt is the manager. >> is there anything in particular about this storm that made you decide to close up now? >> it keeps dragging east and west. just seems like it doesn't know which direction it is going. so we decided to keep everyone safe, we would close. >> reporter: nearby, we notice lifeguard, michael huck helping dig up one of the towers. >> during high tide the water is going to be way up. a lot of force against the towers. >> reporter: they crane. >> hillary clinton and donald trump are gearing up for their presidential debate sunday and they returned to the campaign trail after their one and only debate tuesday night. how did they do? nancy cordechts has a look. >>some people think i won. >> mike pence basked in the lime light today and so did his runningmate. >> mike pence did an incredible job. and i am getting a lot of credit.
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so-called choice that was my first hire. >> reporter: trump said pence kept his cool through 90 minutes of incoming fire. >> donald trump and mike pence want to get rid of birth right citizenships. he is trying to fuzz up what donald trump said. donald trump is avoiding paying taxes. >> strength of tim kaine's attacks diluted by the sheer number of them. you are donald trump's apprentice. >> did you work on that one a long time? >> reporter: pence and kaine came into the debate with goals and stuck to them counterweight to his unpredictable runningmate. >> where did you find this? >> alicia -- >> to make points trump missed in his debate. >> reality is when she was secretary of state, senator, come on, she had a clinton foundation accepting contributions from foreign governments. >> reporter: kaine wanted to prove that some of trump's positions make even pence uncomfortable. >> when donald trump says mexicans are rapists and
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thing again. >> when the debate was over, the spin began, who won, who lost, who lied? and frank luntz watched with two two dozen voters and got their reviews minutes after the talking was through. >> this is an important group. ohio is one of the most important states in the country. everyone behind me is undecided or uncommitted to the candidate that they support. watch this. how many of you thought donald trump won the first debate? raise your hands? pence won tonight? raise your hands. almost all of you. that's remarkable. give me a word or phrase to describe mike pence this evening? >> calm. >> class act. >> polished. >> effective. >> knockout. >> compelling. >> come posed. >> eloquent. >> el kwewhat is it from mike p that you got that you didn't get from donald trump? >> he appealed emotionally to
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>> just you? >> i need to see somebody, calm, measured, capable. he gave me that. >> he put meat on the bones. personalized it. he take it one step further and with more detail, while kaine used talking points. reverted back to stuff that didn't answer the question. >> you all were critical of kaine. he used donald trump's own words. >> they weren't policy. they were what he said about mexicans or whatever. pence focused you can call mexicans that. but he talked about the policy actually. >> pence didn't do a lot to actually defend trump. he just jumped in and defended the platform very well. >> you thought that was effective. >> very effective. >> kaine cherry picked things that made trump sound look a crazy person. and kaine came off looking like a crazy person. >> but you still thought kaine won, why? >> i thought kaine won.
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mattered to the inner city and people. like stop and frisk. all this other outside of the country. benghazi. stuff like that. kaine focussed on trump's relationship with vladamir putin. and russia. >> go ahead. go ahead. >> kaine came off as a jerk. i liked that guy i was really disappointed in him this time. kept going back to trying to needle little points. a total jerk. condes condescending. he reinforced the worst of hillary. really did her a disservice. >> before we went on, you were uncomfortable with donald trump. did mike pence move you in any way? >> yes/no. like the way he was today. stuck to the issues. when he gets to religion. he loses me. >> here's the question. is this going to change any of your opinions? are any of you now more likely to vote for donald trump because of what you heard from mike pence? raise your hand. >> two, four, six, eight, ten. so half of you --
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one of the most highly anticipated independent films in years opens tomorrow. birth of a nation a big hit at sundance and getting oscar buzz. the movie centers on slavery bellion in 131, mostly forgotten by history. overshadowing the movie is the film. nate parker is still dealing with a rape accusation from when he was in college. andersen cooper has the story for "60 minutes." >> the lord is our light. and our salvation. >> reporter: the birth of a nation is a film about nat turn ter, slave and preacher who believed he was called by god to lead a rebellion to end slavery. >> repel! nate parker who plays nat turner
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parker spent eight years struggling to bring his version of nat turner'ster to the screen. do you think it is fair to say you became obsessed with nat turner making this movie about nat turner? >> i became obsessed to be what i believe potential impact. >> reporter: when the birth of a nation was first shown at sundance film festival in january the impact was immediate. it won top prizes and hollywood studios came calling. >> first thing up right now is going to be the guys lined million for this independent film, the most money any studio had ever paid for a movie at sundance. but with fame, came scrutiny. and about two months ago, nate parker's past began to make headlines. >> one of hollywood's rising stars is facing tough questions about his past. nate parker recently. >> reporter: there are conflicting accounts of what happened at penn state one night in 1999.
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his fellow teammate, gene selliston were accused by a female student of rape. both men admit they'd had sex at the same time with the accuser but they said it was consensual. the woman who we aren't naming, admitted to a prior consensual encounter with nate parker but on the night in question consumed alcohol and said she was in and out of consciousness. >> do you feel guilty about anything that happened that ni >> do you feel you did something morally wrong? >> as a christian man, just being in that situation, yeah, sure. i'm 36 years old right now. and my faith is very important to me. so looking back through that lens, i definitely feel like -- it's not the lens that i had when i was 19 years old. >> reporter: nate parker was found not guilty of rape. what wasn't widely known until "variety" magazine discovered it was that his accuser dropped out
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suffering years of psychological problems killed herself in 2012. >> i had no idea. i had absolutely no idea. i found out in the news. >> what did you think when you heard that? >> i was devastated. it was shocking. you know, i couldn't believe it. >> you haven't apologized to the woman, her family, do you feel you have anything to apologize for? >> i'll say this. you know, i do thing it is tragic, so much of what happened. and the f to this woman not being here. but i also think that, you know, i don't want to harp on this and be disrespectful of them at all, you know, but at some point i have to say it, you know, i was falsely accused. you know, i went to court. i sat in trial. you know? i was vindicated. i was vindicated.
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i feel terrible that this woman isn't here. i feel terrible that her her family had to deal with that. but as i said an apology is -- no. >> there has been withering criticism of parker online and in print. in los angeles, the birth of a nation movie posters appeared on the street with the word rapist. did you see those? >> i didn't see, i didn't see any of those. of course i heard. i don't want to make myself the victim. it's -- you have to fight back the instinct to -- to defend yourself. you know? you just got to take it. >> reporter: parker was found not guilty at trial, his friend gene selliston was convicted of sexual assault and went to prison. but his conviction was eventually overturned and criminal record expunged. both men remain friend.
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parker with "birth of a nation." >> was it a mistake to have him involved in the film? >> i don't think so at all. the reality is, gene went to jail for something he did not do. so when it came time to write the story. i said do you want to help? >> were you surprised there was criticism that you continued association with him? >> yes. >> remember -- >> we met with nate parker in june months before the story of his tri w soon have the chance to see his film. it was not, he said an easy n movie to make. turner's bloody rebellion against slavery only lasted two days. of the estimated 60 white people he hand his enslaved followers he killed were women and children. >> are you ready for criticism, the film isn't 100% historically accurate. >> there has never been a film. they say based on a troupe
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calling it birth of a nation? >> i did. before i ever wrote the first line of dialogue. >> parker picked the title because of the original film called birth of a nation, directed by d.w. grief ift in 1915, a silent movie considered a technical masterpiece for its time but also a film that glorified the ku klux klan and solidified stereotypes of african-americans in hollywood that parker says persist today. >> why is it important that d.w. he did to hollywood? oh, well it will give us a better understanding why we are having conversations of diverse team. how is nat turner the birth of our nation? >> reclaiming a title. reclaiming a hero. nat turn ter, birthed a nation of resisters, of people willing to die for absolute freedom and liberation. >> nate turner was never taught
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school. 50 miles from where parker grew up. >> never once did i hear about nat turn ter. >> not until college. you started to read about nat turn ter. >> my goodness. this guy was real and excited. >> reporter: why is it important to know what happened to that turner and what he did. >> why is it important to know about george washington? the revolutionary war? >> reporter: you are saying what nat turner did and people did, george washington and founders of the country? >> absolutely. 100%. just by virtue of the vocabulary, the words they used. when you thing of give me liberty or give me death. nat turner embodied that. take up arms against your oppressor. nat turner embodied that. >> see the full report on cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. your brain,
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thousand of u.s. troops lost their lives since 9/11 in the wars in iraq and afghanistan. many more have been wounded. david martin has a story of one marine sergeant who lost all four of his limbs in combat. but has a new hope of reaching his lifelong goals. >> this dude, sergeant john peck. what, what. got listed for double arm transplant. >> that was two years ago when john peck, marine who lost all four limbs to an explosion in
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prosthetic arms for the rest of his life. >> these things they suck. they're horrible. >> reporter: this summer peck was wheeled into an operating room at brigham women's hospital. packed in ice chest arms from a young man declared brain dead 36 hours earlier were rushed tine be attached to peck's stumps. dr. simon talbot led surgeons, nurses technicians. is there a moment of truth in these surgeries, the moment when you know you have succeeded in attaching that arm? >> there is a fabulous moment of truth. that's when blood can flow and you see it turn pink. >> there we go. look at that. radial pulse. perfect. >> that's that moment where you get butterflies you know this arm is actually, back on, back alive again. >> tip of the thumb.
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>> i feel like these things are really compressing and everything. >> before he can use them his own nerves have to grow down to his new fingertips. a slow, sometimes agonizing process. >> as those nerves grow back, sometimes they can give unusual sensations to people. sensations like electric shocks, sensations like burning. >> one night in the icu i was crying. i was in a lot of pain. even through all of the meds i was on. i contemplated calling the doctor, be like, doc, i can't >> bring your arm up. straight up in front. >> he withstood the pain and is in his second month of rehabilitation. with his medical team constantly checking for any sign the body may be rejecting the new arms. haw >> i dent see any redness that is not clearing up. that all looks good. >> let's not sugarcoat this. you have a lot of hard, hard work to do with -- with an uncertain outcome.
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>> any day my body can say no, not having it. and then go back to brigham, get my arms reamputated higher than i was before. >> feel okay? too snug. >> for now the arms are in braces to protect them from strain and it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. >> you learned with the prosthetic -- you got that down. and now you got these arms back and you kind of got to relearn how to use them. >> two years ago when we first a handicap accessible house. >> you can see the countertops are lowered. >> just putting food on the table was an exercise in frustration. >> see, prosthetics don't really help with this. grabbing. come here. all he is trying to do here is scramble a few eggs, someone else has taken out of the shell.
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>> yeah, it is. >> put your arm up. >> i can't. >> with new arms he has to learn how to sit up all over again. >> you are not able to push off with your arms yet. >> no. >> you will be? >> oh, yes. >> soon as doctors give me the okay. i will be sitting up like a pre again. that's the head of the bed. >> reporter: every day tasks the rest of us take for granted are now within his reach. thanks to the arms of a dead stranger. you don't know who the donor is? >> i do >> but his family may be watching this? >> yeah. >> reporter: what would you look to tell the family? >> i am just grateful that i am going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again, to possibly be able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> reporter: that dream when he had no arms is to become a celebrity chef. >> i am going to compete on the next food network stars.
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>> reporter: if he never recovers enough dexterity to
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the french have their way of doing things, food, clothes, cars, what about publishing? david tarcomo is our man in paris. >> reporter: in grenoble in southern france at tourist information office, well you see this woman in the red hat waiting her turn. if she justur gizmo there. print out a story written for somebody like her. somebody killing time waiting. >> it is very, very short stories. one minute. 3 three minutes. five minutes. >> push a button according to how long you want to spend reading. a vending machine for literature. it is free. >> started this by saying if we want to be a publisher, how would you do it today?
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>> they are two of the architects of the publishing house of short edition. >> we have a web side, short edition.com where authors can submit stories. >> reporter: the website went up five years ago, according to sylvia tempesta, within a week people were finding them. >> one week you had how many? >> just one. we said, wow, we have one. two writers. ha-ha-ha. >> reporter: five years later they have roughly 10,000 authors readers. >> difference between us and traditional publisher, is that we don't choose what we are going to publish. the community picks. and the community is voting for the best one. >> reporter: the best are collected and published in book form. and on the machine. and even the machine selects randomly from about 600 stories in its memory.
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this one could be considered a bad hair day that went really wrong. and what should i do with that? and she says, people won't make laugh at me. because you don't make laugh at the blind. >> french humor, you know? >> reporter: once they had a prototype they took it to the mayor of who installed the first one in city hall. >> when you take some art and you place it in an area where you don't expect it. you can create something. >> reporter: they got so much press that orders have been coming in from around the world. and from the original eight machines, they have just ordered 45. >> 45. >> yes. >> we plan to have hundreds of them. >> pretty sure they have one in
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florida's governor says leave now. residents begin fleeing the coast. >> as the hurricane now battering the caribbean takes aim at the u.s. southeast. in on his runningmate. >> mike pence did an incredible job. >> now, a replacement samsung phone starts smoking. forcing the evacuation of a jetliner. shades of snowden, a new nsa security breach. a contractor arrested for allegedly taking secret documents for frz and a new beginning for a wounded warrior.
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one of the most powerful hurricanes in nearly a decade is on the way to the southeast. watches, warnings up from the southern tip of florida up the coast of south carolina. half a million people are urged to move inland. airlines are canceling hundreds of flights. amtrak is shutting down service hurricane matthew is a category 3. this storm with wind as high as 120 miles an hour. first estimates of death toll in haiti and dominican republic are as high as 25. a team of correspondents. first omar villafranca in the bahamas. the outer bands of hurricane matthew are starting to pound the island of xuma here in the bahamas. across the caribbean sea.
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taking a beating from the powerful storm. in les cayes, haiti. 145 mile per hour wind left a path of destruction. the hurricane destroyed hundred of homes and flooded the streets. the storm toppled trees and knocked out power and communications to large parts of the island nation. a major bridge was destroyed by floodwaters cutting off access and aid to residenn without shelter. in the eastern tip of cuba, the storm slashed through and flattened homes in the city. here in the bahamas, residents are boarding up and bracing for matthew as the storm now takes aim at the island. nasa resident. andy gill stocked up on food and supplies. he plans to ride out the hurricane at home. >> my stomach tells me that this
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but we live in hope. we trust that everything works out for us. >> we haven't seen the full force. >> reporter: on the small island. radio dj, gigi percentee was broadcasting warning about the hurricane. gigi plans to leave the radio booth for shelter before the storm hits. i'm manuel bojorquez in florida. first evacuation along the coast, east of orlando, storm serge. and governor rick scott said unprecedented evacuees could follow. >> protecting life is the number one priority right now. if matthew directly impacts florida there will be massive destruction that we haven't seen in years. >> reporter: the last category 3 or higher hurricane to hit florida was wilma in 2005. there is concern that some vulnerable communities have grown complacent. but throughout south florida today it appeared people were heeding the warnings.
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inside, store shelves that stock water quickly rare ban. the dana beach grill closed. kathleen lacourt is the manager. >> is there anything in particular about this storm that made you decide to close up now? >> it keeps dragging east and west. just seems like it doesn't know which direction it is going. so we decided to keep everyone safe, we would close. >> reporter: nearby, we notice lifeguard, michael huck helping dig up one of the towers. >> during high tide the water is going to be up a lot of force against the towers. >> reporter: the only way to get them to hype higher ground by crane. >> hillary clinton and donald trump are gearing up for their presidential debate sunday and they returned to the campaign trail after their one and only debate tuesday night. how did they do? nancy cordes has a look.
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eric, where is this headed? >> scott, the last time a storm category three or stronger hit the united states, twitter did not exist, iphones did not exist. 4,000 days agoecht that is a record streak. but sadly, it looks like that may end. matthew is strengthen again tonight. moving off towards the west. we have hurricane warnings that extend across a large portion of the florida coast. tropical storm warnings that are inland. they extend to the keys. here is a look at potential wind gusts as we head thr t we head into thursday evening. stronger winds starting to approach the coastline. already, very destructive winds across the bahamas. we head into the overnight. look at the winds now gusting over 100 miles an hour at the coast. they'll work their way up the coastline. big thing here is where will that center go. if it is inland it brings all the most destructive wind inland. it stays offshore. 20 miles could make a big difference here. this will move towards the carolinas by the weekend. >> could strengthen. eric fisher, thanks very much.
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snowden, a contractor for the national security agency has been charged with stealing vital secrets. our homeland security correspondent jeff pegues is following this. law enforcement sources say the first sign of a security breach at nsa came in mid august when some one posted highly sensitive secrets about the agency's sieb cybertools. it included computer code, to hack targets like foreign governments. at first a cyberattack by but soon investigators zeroed in on nsa contractor, harold martin iii. in late august, police converged on his maryland home. glen bond lives down the street. >> fbi jackets all over the place. state troopers. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint unsealed to day. the fbi searched the house, car and two storage sheds.
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devices with markings indicating that they contained highly classified and top secret information that if made public could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the united states. martin's wife deb was at the house today. >> i have absolutely no comment on the matter. and that i am standing by my husband. that i love him very much. >> reporter: martin, navy veteran was employed by defense contractor booz allen hamilton, the same compaha edward snowden. in 2013. he leaked classified secrets about u.s. global and domestic surveillance methods. it is considered one of the most damaging security breaches in decades. according to court papers, martin admitted that he took the documents. but scott his attorney says there is no evidence his client intended to betray his country. and he has devoted his entire career to serving and protecting
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? neilson reported about 37 million people watched the vice presidential debate last night. moderated by our elaine quijano. that's roughly half as many as the clinton/trump debate last week and half as many as the 2008 biden/palin face-off which set the record for vice here is nancy cordes. >> some people think i won. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: mike pence basked in the limelight today and so did his runningmate. >> mike pence did an incredible job and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice that was my first hire. >> reporter: trump said pence kept his cool through 90 minutes
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pence want to get rid of birth right citizenships. he is trying to fuzz up what donald trump said. donald trump is avoiding paying taxes. >> the strength of tim kaine's attacks were diluted somewhat by the sheer number of them. >> you are donald trump's apprentice? >> did you work on that one a long time? >> reporter: pence and kaine came into the debate with specific goals and stuck to them. pence wanted to serve as calming counterweight to unpredictable runningmate. >> where did you find those? >> alicia ma in his debate. >> when she was secretary of state, senator, come on, she had a clinton foundation, accepting contributions from foreign governments. kaine wanted to prove that some of trump's positions make even pence uncomfortable. >> when donald trump says mexicans are rapists and criminals, mexican immigrants -- can't imagine how you defend that. >> you whipped out that mexican thing again. >> first thing this morning, clinton campaign released a
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>> more nations should get nuclear weapons. try to defend that. >> he never said that. >> wouldn't you rather in a certain sense have japan have nuclear weapons. >> saudi arabia nuclear weapons? >> saudi arabia, absolutely. >> reporter: the vp debate was a big shot in the arm for republicans who have watched trump's poll numbers slide all week. but, scott, both sides acknowledge that round two between clinton and trump just four days from today will likely have a far more profound impact on this race. >> nancy cordes, thanks. now, let's go to john heilmann, john spence, the perceived winner, but did kaine do what he needed to do? >> clinton campaign did not see the debates a debate between tim kaine and mike pence. they saw that debate as a debate between tim kaine and donald trump. though kaine had problems stylistically early going, the clinton campaign was happy with the way
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stage last night. i think they were quite happy with how he did. >> and the next presidential debate is this sunday in primetime. we are going to carry it right here on cbs. this is going to be very different. a townhall meeting with questions from the audience. how will that play to the strengths and weaknesses of trump and clinton? >> in some ways a more complicated debate. both because you have real people asking the questions. you also have a situation where both candidates are free to roam out away from their podiums. potentially interesting gender dynamics. neither one of the candidates i think is particularly well suited to the format. donald trump is barely ever done it. hillary clinton has done a bit of it. it will be a real, intriguing to see how they manage the challenges here. hillary clinton preparing for it more assiduously, more formal kind of rigorous way than trump. it is possible, either could turn out to be
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unusual format. >> the insights of john heilmann, bloomberg politics great to have you with us. >> thanks, scott. >> cbs news, live coverage of the clinton/trump debate will begin sunday evening at 9:00 eastern time. well today an airliner was evacuated when a new samsung phone began smoking in a passenger's pocket. samsung has been recalling its phones because of battery fires but it appears that this phone is one of the replacements that are supposed to be safe. correspondent, kris van cleave. >> that smoke came pouring from this samsung galaxy note 7. forcing southwest flight 994 to baltimore to be evacuated as it sat at the gate in louisville this morning. >> i was just trying to get it away from me. there was really no good place to put it on a plane of course. >> reporter: brian green just turned the phone off and put it in his pocket.
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zip-lock popping open -- zip-loc bag popping open. looked around to see what that was. there was smoke billowing, pouring out of my pocket. >> passenger tamika lindsay. >> some one yelled out, "the phone is on fire." first thing came to mind was recall on samsung phones. >> samsung recalled 2 million of galaxy note 7 made before september 15. the u.s. of the phone lithium ion battery overheating resulting in 26 burns and 55 cases of property damage including fires to cars, and a garage. airlines have been asking passengers traveling with a note 7 not to charge the phone and to keep it turned off while on board. a check of the serial number on green's phone showed it is not part of the current recall. >> there is something else going
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phone was actually a replacement for his previous device which had been recalled. that is potentially troubling development. scott, samsung says in a statement it is working with the authorities and southwest to recover the phone, and to determine the cause. >> kris van cleave. thanks. coming up next, a high school football team that is so good. opponents refuse to play them. >> later, extraordinary gift. changes the life of a wounded
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? we're going to prove just how wet and sticky your current gel antiperspirant is. now we're going to show you how degree dry spray is different. degree dry spray. degree. it won't let you down. one of the best high school football teams in the state of washington hasn't suited up much this year because few teams want to play them. they're just too strong. carter evans is in everett,
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field, archbishop murphy is a powerhouse. overwhelming their opponents, by a combined score of 170-0. but winning by such margins comes at a cost. the school is having trouble finding other schools willing to play them. since a mid september blowout, three teams have now canceled. granite falls high school is the latest. forfeiting the game schedu for friday. athletic director, joey johnson. >> we made a decision based on the health and welfare of our kids. what it comes to. first priority. archbishop murphy isn't big. some of the players are the size of college and professional players. there are six weighing at least 250 pounds including three over 300 pounds. just one granite falls player
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concerned about getting hurt. bottom line. >> your friday game has been forfeited doesn't ring true what we are trying to teach our young adults here. >> jerry jenson is archbishop murphy's head football coach. >> this is the opportunity to face adversity. power through it. and it will serve them well in their life. >> players like lineman, jackson yost, 6'3", 265 pounds. just want to play. >> we can't focus on what schools do. we need to focus on what we need to do to prepaor one reason the players are so big here, may be because archbishop murphy can recruit from around the region. public schools cannot. there is a growing call around the league here for this school to move to a higher division, essentially, scott, they're saying, go pick on someone your own size. >> carter evans, thank you very much. when we come back, a
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than 10,000 have been rescued this week from rickety boats and rubber dingies. they fled wars and poverty at home making their escape before the cold of winter. at least 50 did not survive. in his short live, jacob hall loved superheroes, the good guys. today dressed as batman for his funeral in townville, south carolina. a poster showed him as superman. at his family's request, many of the mourners also dressed as super heroes. there were ninja turtles and his mom renae wore a robin costume. jacob was 6. he died saturday after being shot at school one week ago. two other children and a teacher were wounded. a 14-year-old is charged with murdering jacob and murdering his own father.
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we end tonight with an american hero. one of more than 20,000 wounded in 15 years of war in afghanistan. david martin now on the marvel of medicine that has given this veteran a new beginning. six years after he lost all of his limbs to an explosion in afghanistan john peck appeared in public for the first time with human arms. he began by thanking the family of an unknown young man who in death donated those arms. >> i will tell you this, your loved one's death will not be for nothing. every day i look down at our new arms, i will drive on through the pain. i will never give up. >> reporter: peck, a former marine is one of 25 people in
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>> as you can see the countertops are lowered. when we talked to him before the operation, he was counting on it to free him from a life in which everything was difficult. >> i can't make sandwiches. sandwiches is too much work. hand on kind of stuff. opening up the deli or lunch meat. he had been on the waiting list nearly two years while dr. simon talbot searched for a donor. >> he will be living with the arms the rest of his life. possible match. >> reporter: the operation in brigham, took 14 hours. arms from the donor, declared brain dead 36 hours earlier were rushed tine be attached to peck's stumps. you can see the hands turn pink and come back to life. >> here we go.
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radial pulse. perfect. surgery is the beginning of it. after surgery. months and months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. bring your arm out. >> before peck can use those arms nerves have to grow to his fingertips, a slow, painful process. the arms in in braces to protect them from strain. it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. along the way, his body will try to reject his arms. >> any day my body can say, nope, not having it. and then go back to brigham and get my arms reamputated higher >> that's the head of the bed. >> every day tasks are now within his reach. >> i am just grateful that i am going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again. to possibly be -- able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> his dream is to become a chef. but he already has a fiancee to hold his hand. david martin, cbs news, boston. and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues.
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and don't miss cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news," huricane matthew continues to churn through the caribbean. leaving a path of death and destruction in its wake. this morning it is battering the bahamas. florida this weekend. state officials there aren't taking any chances. sports events canceled. millions who live near the shore are being warned to evacuate. omar villafranca begins our coverage from the bahamas. >> reporter: the outer band of hurricane matthew are starting to pound the island of xuma here in the bahamas. across the caribbean sea, the people of haiti and cuba
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145 mile per hour wind left a path of destruction. the hurricane destroyed hundred of homes and flooded the streets. the storm toppled trees and knocked out power and communications to large parts of the island nation. a major bridge was destroyed by floodwaters cutting off access and aid to residents on the western tip of the island. thousand of people are now without shelter. in the eastern tip of storm slashed through and flattened homes in the city. here in the bahamas, residents are boarding up and bracing for matthew as the storm now takes aim at the island. nasa resident. andy gill stocked up on food and supplies. he plans to ride out the hurricane at home. >> my stomach tells me that this one might be bad. but we live in hope.
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out for us. >> we haven't seen the full force. >> reporter: on the small island. radio dj, gigi percentee was broadcasting warning about the hurricane. gigi plans to leave the radio booth for shelter before the storm hits. i'm manuel bojorquez in florida. first evacuation along the coast, east of orlando, storm surge expected to reach 4 to 5 feet. and governor rick scott said unprecedented evacuees could follow. >> protecting life is the number one priority right now. if matthew directly impacts florida there will be massive destruction that we haven't seen in years. >> reporter: the last category 3 or higher hurricane to hit florida was wilma in 2005. there is concern that some vulnerable communities have grown complacent. but throughout south florida today it appeared people were heeding the warnings. boarding up windows, waiting in long lines for gas and propane. inside, store shelves that stock
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kathleen lacourt is the manager. >> is there anything in particular about this storm that made you decide to close up now? >> it keeps dragging east and west. just seems like it doesn't know which direction it is going. so we decided to keep everyone safe, we would close. >> reporter: nearby, we notice lifeguard, michael huck helping dig up one of the towers. >> during high tide the water is going to be way up. a lot of force against the towers. >> reporter: the only way to get them to hype higher ground by crane. >> hillary clinton and donald trump are gearing up for their presidential debate sunday and they returned to the campaign trail after their one and only debate tuesday night. how did they do? nancy cordes has a look. >>some people think i won. >> mike pence basked in the lime light today and so did his runningmate. >> mike pence did an incredible job. and i am getting a lot of credit. because that is my really first
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first hire. >> reporter: trump said pence kept his cool through 90 minutes of incoming fire. >> donald trump and mike pence want to get rid of birth right citizenships. he is trying to fuzz up what donald trump said. donald trump is avoiding paying taxes. >> strength of tim kaine's attacks diluted by the sheer number of them. you are donald trump's apprentice. >> did you work on that one a long time? >> reporter: pence and kaine and stuck to them t pence wanted to serve as a calming counterweight to his unpredictable runningmate. >> where did you find this? >> alicia -- >> to make points trump missed in his debate. >> reality is when she was secretary of state, senator, come on, she had a clinton foundation accepting contributions from foreign governments. >> reporter: kaine wanted to prove that some of trump's positions make even pence uncomfortable. >> when donald trump says mexicans are rapists and criminals, mexican immigrants.
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>> when the debate was over, the spin began, who won, who lost, who lied? and frank luntz watched with two two dozen voters and got their reviews minutes after the talking was through. >> this is an important group. ohio is one of the most important states in the country. everyone behind me is undecided or uncommitted to the candidate that they support. watch this. how many of you thought donald pence won tonight? raise your hands. almost all of you. that's remarkable. give me a word or phrase to describe mike pence this evening? >> calm. >> class act. >> polished. >> effective. >> knockout. >> compelling. >> composed. >> eloquent. >> eloquent. >> what is it from mike pence that you got that you didn't get from donald trump? and does this really matter? >> he appealed emotionally to
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what did he do for you? >> for me? >> i need to see somebody, calm, measured, capable. he gave me that. >> he put meat on the bones. personalized it. he took it one step further and with more detail while kaine used talking points. reverted back to stuff that didn't answer the question. >> you all were critical of kaine. he used donald trump's own words. [ indiscernible ] >> they weren't policy. they were what he said about mexicans or whatever. pence focused on, okay, we are but he talked about the policy actually. >> pence didn't do a lot to actually defend trump. he just jumped in and defended the platform very well. >> you thought that was effective. >> very effective. >> kaine cherry picked things that made trump sound look a crazy person. and kaine came off looking like a crazy person. >> but you still thought kaine won, why? >> i thought kaine won. kaine focused on issues that
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like stop and frisk. all this other outside of the country. benghazi. stuff like that. kaine focussed on trump's relationship with vladamir putin. and russia. >> go ahead. go ahead. >> kaine came off as a jerk. i liked that guy i was really disappointed in him this time. kept going back to trying to a total jerk. condescending. he reinforced the worst of hillary. really did her a disservice. >> before we went on, you were uncomfortable with donald trump. did mike pence move you in any way? >> yes/no. like the way he was today. stuck to the issues. when he gets to religion. he loses me. >> here's the question. is this going to change any of your opinions? are any of you now more likely to vote for donald trump because of what you heard from mike pence? raise your hand.
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one of the most highly anticipated independent films in years opens tomorrow. birth of a nation a big hit at sundance and getting oscar buzz. the movie centers on a slave rebellion in 1831, most forgotten by history. overshadowing the movie is the history of the man behind the film. nate parker is still dealing with a rape accusation from when he was in college. andersen cooper has the story for "60 minutes." >> the lord is our light. and our salvation. >> reporter: the birth of a nation is a film about nat turner, slave and preacher who believed he was called by god to lead a rebellion to end slavery. >> rebel! nate parker who plays nat turner stars in the movie here, wrote,
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parker spent eight years struggling to bring his version of nat turner's story to the screen. do you think it is fair to say you became obsessed with nat turner making this movie about nat turner? >> i became obsessed with what i believe to be the potential impact. >> reporter: when the birth of a nation was first shown at sundance film festival in january the impact was immediate. it won top prizes and hollywood studios came calling. >> first thing up right now is going to be th million for this independent film, the most money any studio had ever paid for a movie at sundance. but with fame, came scrutiny. and about two months ago, nate parker's past began to make headlines. >> one of hollywood's rising stars is facing tough questions
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>> reporter: there are conflicting accounts of what happened at penn state one night in 1999. nate parker was a 19-year-old sophomore wrestler when he and his fellow teammate, gene selliston were accused by a female student of rape. both men admit they'd had sex at the same time with the accuser but they said it was consensual. the woman who we aren't naming, admitted to a prior consensual encounter with nate parker but on the night in question consumed alcohol and said she was in and out of consciousness. >> do you feel guilty about anything that happened that night? morally wrong? >> as a christian man, just being in that situation, yeah, sure. i'm 36 years old right now. and my faith is very important to me. so looking back through that lens, i definitely feel like -- it's not the lens that i had when i was 19 years old. >> reporter: nate parker was found not guilty of rape. what wasn't widely known until "variety" magazine discovered it was that his accuser dropped out of penn state and after suffering years of psychological
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>> i had no idea. i had absolutely no idea. i found out in the news. >> what did you think when you heard that? >> i was devastated. it was shocking. you know, i couldn't believe it. >> you haven't apologized to the woman, her family, do you feel you have anything to apologize for? >> i'll say this. you know, i do thing it is tragic, so much of what happened. and the fact that this family but i also think that, you know, i don't want to harp on this and be disrespectful of them at all, you know, but at some point i have to say it, you know, i was falsely accused. you know, i went to court. i sat in trial. you know? i was vindicated. i was vindicated.
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i feel terrible that her her family had to deal with that. but as i said an apology is -- no. >> there has been withering criticism of parker online and in print. in los angeles, the birth of a nation movie posters appeared on the street with the word rapist. did you see those? >> i didn't see, i didn't see any of those. of course i heard. i don't want to make myself the victim. it's -- you have to fight back the instinct to -- to defend yourself. you know? you just got to take it. >> reporter: parker was found not guilty at trial, his friend gene selliston was convicted of sexual assault and went to prison. but his conviction was eventually overturned and criminal record expunged.
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involved in the film? >> i don't think so at all. the reality is, gene went to jail for something he did not do. so when it came time to write the story. i said do you want to help? >> were you surprised there was criticism that you continued association with him? >> yes. >> we met with nate parker in june months before the story of his trial was widely known. he was excited, audiences would soon have the chance to see his film. it was not, he said an easy movie to make. turner's bloody rebellion against slavery only lasted two days. of the estimated 60 white people he and his enslaved followers killed, many were women and children. >> are you ready for criticism, the film isn't 100% historically accurate. >> there has never been a film. that was 100% historically
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true story. doesn't say true story. >> did you always plan on calling it birth of a nation? >> i did. before i ever wrote the first parker picked the title because of the original film called birth of a nation, directed by d.w. griffith in 1915, a silent movie considered a technical masterpiece for its time but also a film that glorified the ku klux klan and solidified stereotypes of african-americans in hollywood that parker says persist today. >> why is it important that d.w. he did to hollywood? oh, well it will give us a better understanding why we are having conversations of diverse diversity now. how is nat turner the birth of our nation? >> because in the same way i am reclaiming the title. i am reclaiming a hero. nat turner, birthed a nation of resisters, of people willing to die for absolute freedom and liberation. >> nate parker was never taught of nat turner's revolt in
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south hampton, virginia, 50 miles from where parker grew up. >> never once did i hear about nat turner. >> not until college. you started to read about nat turner. >> started to read. oh, my goodness. this guy was real and excited. >> reporter: why is it important to know what happened to that turner and what he did? >> why is it important to know about george washington? why is it important to know about the revolutionary war? >> reporter: you are saying what nat turner did and people did, you are putting on par with george washington and founders of theou 100%. just by virtue of the vocabulary, the words they used. when you thing of give me liberty or give me death. nat turner embodied that. take up arms against your oppressor. nat turner embodied that. >> see the full report on cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol, tennessee. on this side of the road is virginia...
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might not have to rely on prosthetic arms for the rest of his life. >> these things they suck. i mean, they're horrible. >> reporter: this summer peck was wheeled into an operating room at brigham and women's hospital. packed in ice chest arms from a young man declared brain dead 36 hours earlier were rushed tine be attached to peck's stumps. dr. simon talbot led 60 surgeons, nurses technicians. is there a moment of truth in these surgeries, the moment when you know you have succeeded in attaching that arm? >> there is a fabulous moment of truth. that's when blood can flow and you see it turn pink. >> there we go.
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radial pulse. perfect. >> that's that moment where you get butterflies you know this arm is actually, back on, back alive again. >> tip of the thumb. >> when peck woke up the next slow, sometimes agonizing to s. process. >> as those nerves grow back, sometimes they can give unusual sensations to people. sensations like electric shocks, sensations like burning. >> one night in the icu i was crying. i was in a lot of pain. was on. i contemplated calling the doctor, be like, doc, i can't handle this pain right now. you got to take the arms off me. >> bring your arm up. straight up in front. >> he withstood the pain and is in his second month of rehabilitation. with his medical team constantly checking for any sign the body may be rejecting the new arms. >> i don't see any redness that is not clearing up. that all looks good. >> let's not sugarcoat this. you have a lot of hard, hard work to do with -- with an uncertain outcome. >> yeah.
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>> any day my body can say no, not having it. and then go back to brigham, get my arms reamputated higher than i was before. >> feel okay? too snug. >> for now the arms are in braces to protect them from strain and it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. >> you learned with the prosthetic -- you got that down. and now you got these arms back and you kind of got to relearn how to use them. >> two years ago when we first met john peck, he was living in a handicap accessible house. >> you can see the countertops are lowered. >> just putting food on the table was an exercise in frustration. >> see, prosthetics don't really help with this. grabbing. come here. all he is trying to do here is scramble a few eggs, someone else has taken out of the shell. >> that's how i have to open up tupperwares. >> kind of a pain.
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>> i can't. >> with new arms he has to learn how to sit up all over again. >> you are not able to push off with your arms yet. >> no. >> you will be? >> oh, yes. >> soon as doctors give me the okay. i will be sitting up like a pre again. that's the head of the bed. >> reporter: every day tasks the rest of us take for granted are now within his reach. thanks to the arms of a dead stranger. you don't know who the donor is? >> i do not. b watching this? >> yeah. >> reporter: what would you look to tell the family? >> i am just grateful that i am going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again, to possibly be able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> reporter: that dream when he had no arms is to become a
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i'm going to didn't. going to open a restaurant. >> reporter: if he never recovers enough dexterity to
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the french have their way of doing things, food, clothes, cars, what about publishing? david tarcomo is our man in paris. >> reporter: in grenoble in southern france at tourist information office, well you see th if she just turned around she would notice that funny looking gizmo there. print out a story written for somebody like her. somebody killing time waiting. >> it is very, very short stories. one minute. 3 three minutes. five minutes. >> push a button according to how long you want to spend reading. a vending machine for literature. it is free.
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would you do it today? >> pleasure to read. >> they are two of the architects of the publishing house of short edition. >> we have a web side, short edition.com where authors can submit stories. >> reporter: the website went up five years ago, according to sylvia tempesta, within a week people were finding them. >> one week you had how many? >> just one. we said, wow, we have one. o they have roughly 10,000 authors and community of 150,000 regular readers. >> difference between us and traditional publisher, is that we don't choose what we are going to publish. the community picks. and the community is voting for the best one. >> reporter: the best are collected and published in book form. and on the machine. and even the machine selects randomly from about 600 stories in its memory. the stories, well -- this one could be considered a bad hair day that went really wrong. and what should i do with that?
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laugh at me. because you don't make laugh at the blind. >> french humor, you know? >> reporter: once they had a prototype they took it to the mayor re who installed the first one in city hall. >> when you take some art and you place it in an area where you don't expect it. you can create something. >> reporter: they got so much press that orders have been coming in from around the world. and from the original eight machines, they have just ordered 45. >> 45. >> yes. >> we plan to have hundreds of them.
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